How to Get Rid of Butt Bumps
Butt bumps are probably not as annoying as face pimples, but they get pretty close. Learning how to get rid of butt bumps is a MUST in your life. Just imagine being ready to pull on a swimsuit and realize you have a few pimples on your butt. NO-NO-NO
So, first, you gotta learn that…
Butt acne is different than face acne, so it’s important to learn about its causes of it and how you can treat it. “Butt acne is usually not real acne, but rather folliculitis, which is a mild infection of the hair follicle that leads to red bumps and pus pimples” according to Women’s Health Magazine's interview with expert Joshua Zeichner, MD. Because you have hair follicles almost everywhere on your body, you can experience folliculitis nearly anywhere too, including your butt. To sum up, butt bumps are usually caused by a combination of clogged hair follicles and bacterial infection. Now that you know the bumps on your other cheeks are probably not zits, it’s time to learn derm-approved tips on how to make it baby soft.
Say NO to Tight, Sweaty Clothes
Tight-fitting and non-breathable clothing can irritate your skin because of the friction they create against your skin. Also, they trap sweat, dirt, and dust, which makes your hair follicles infected. Change your clothes and hop in the shower immediately after you work out. If you can’t take a full shower, then do a quick cleanse to get rid of bacteria and wipe the sweat off. Our Intimate Wipes are perfect-to-go wipes to keep yourself fresh and clean, anytime, anywhere!
Exfoliate Gently and Antibacterial Soap
If you really want to get rid of butt bumps, then in the shower, start by massaging the scrub onto wet skin to unclog follicles and remove excess sebum to prevent ingrown. It’s important to be gentle with your butt acne. Scrubbing too hard can irritate the area. Additionally, use antibacterial soap to kill bacteria that can get clogged in your hair follicles. Try targeting your booty with a benzoyl peroxide body wash or cleanser.
Be Careful in Summer
If you noticed more butt bumps in the summer, well it’s your wet suit. Bikinis are tight, wet, and basically your underwear so it’s the perfect cause for acne. Change into your clothes (or a dry swimsuit) as soon as you can.
Shave Correctly to Prevent Folliculitis
As we’ve mentioned before, to prevent folliculitis one of the solutions is to practice good shaving habits. You should shave with the grain of your hair. You should also be using shaving foam as a lubricant to prevent irritation. And lastly, to seal your skin to prevent getting the hair follicles infected, use a product such as the Skin Defense Lotion which creates a protective barrier that soothes and allows your skin to heal naturally.
When it comes to butt acne, dead skin cells are typically responsible for clogging your pores. By keeping the skin moisturized, you will minimize the number of dead skin cells. Look for a moisturizer that has lactic acid. This will help kill bacteria and balance your skin's ecosystem. You must moisturize right after your shower. A quick tip: moisturize your entire body to soothe skin, especially post-hair removal. It soothes irritated skin, speeds up the skin's healing process, and prevents ingrown hairs.
Yes, there is a hormonal component causing butt acne, being a woman comes with its charm, right? Hormonal changes, especially during your period, can make the lining of the follicles stickier and can lead to clogged pores and pimples. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do when it comes to nature, but as long as you follow the rest of the tips, you’ll decrease the chances to get butt bumps.
Last but not least, check with your dermatologist for further information on treatments if it gets uncontrollable.
VIBLOK® Creative Team